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Del (as Donovan Leitch)
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Perry Parker
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Vicky
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Morris
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Dugan
Wendy Gazelle ...
Gail
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Popeye (as Sean Gregory Sullivan)
Charlotte d'Amboise ...
Ina
Page Hannah ...
Lydia
Mark Soper ...
Station Manager
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Orson
Richard Schave ...
Tucker
Matthew Nasatir ...
Bernstein
John R. Russell ...
Ming
Elliott Alexander ...
Jack Goron
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A young man of the rock and roll generation is in his senior year of high school. When one day he successfully gets on a popular teen dance television show he becomes a star. The plot follows him as he lives his new life in his new world. What he finds are adoring fans, jealous rivals, bitter friends left behind, and the girl of his dreams...his dance partner. Written by P. Wong <pwong@nt.net>

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They had all the moves!

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Drama | Music

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February 1988 (USA)  »

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Dance Party  »

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$124,880 (USA)
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Trivia

There was a lawsuit involving this movie. The Perry Parker character was based on a Phildelphia Disc Jockey named Jerry Blavat, who sued to keep the movie from being released. The producers of the movie settled with Blavat out of court. See more »

Goofs

A highway sign indicates I-476 (the famed Philly "Blue Route") which didn't exist at the time of film. See more »

Quotes

Vicky: Del, it's raining cats and dogs. Don't step in the poodles.
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Connections

Features Splendor in the Grass (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Like a Rolling Stone
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Bob Dylan
© 1965. Warner Bros., Inc.
Courtesy of CBS Records
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I couldn't stay away!
12 January 2002 | by (Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

I caught this one while channel searching. At first I simply took a look and then moved on but I found myself coming back and by about the third trip back I was hooked. Yeah it's a little campy and it is a dance movie but I found myself wanting to watch and even dance a little. It is a heartfelt coming of age movie for a young man growing up in the 50 - 60's. Teen love, angst, peer pressure, and the desire to find out who we really are; this movie has it all. I even tried to find it 2nd-hand to buy. I recomend it to anyone who remembers what teen life is all about.


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